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People gathered at Castlegar City Hall on Sunday to show support for the people of Ukraine. Photo: Jennifer Small

Kootenay woman organizes rally as Ukrainian hometown battered by airstrikes

‘Yesterday they were hiding in shelters from missiles’

People gathered at Castlegar City Hall on Sunday to show support for the people of Ukraine. Photo: Jennifer Small
Protesters supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in New York. The U.N.’s two major bodies, the 193-nation General Assembly and the more powerful 15-member Security Council, are holding separate meetings Monday on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Canadians can help Ukraine with money, media savvy

Ottawa has vowed to match every dollar of Red Cross donation to a maximum of $10 million

Protesters supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in New York. The U.N.’s two major bodies, the 193-nation General Assembly and the more powerful 15-member Security Council, are holding separate meetings Monday on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser poses with a young fan, Crofton B.C.’s Savanah Sanchez. (Photo submitted, Chemainus Valley Courier)

Hockey great Wickenheiser wants IOC to boot out Russia, Belarus

IOC recommended Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials be excluded from competition

Hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser poses with a young fan, Crofton B.C.’s Savanah Sanchez. (Photo submitted, Chemainus Valley Courier)
“Putin, Please Stop Devouring Ukraine and Its Children.” A Message From The Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union

Kootenay teachers’ union makes a plea for Ukrainian children

Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union: ‘Putin, please stop devouring Ukraine and its children’

“Putin, Please Stop Devouring Ukraine and Its Children.” A Message From The Kootenay Columbia Teachers’ Union
Cars are stopped at a roadblock set by civil defensemen at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began last week appeared to subside around Kyiv overnight, as Ukrainian and Russian delegations met Monday on Ukraine’s border with Belarus. It’s unclear what, if anything, those talks would yield. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Ukraine, Russia envoys talk under shadow of nuclear threat

High hopes but low expectations for diplomacy as Ukraine forces slow Russian advance

Cars are stopped at a roadblock set by civil defensemen at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began last week appeared to subside around Kyiv overnight, as Ukrainian and Russian delegations met Monday on Ukraine’s border with Belarus. It’s unclear what, if anything, those talks would yield. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is lit up with the colours of Ukraine’s national flag in a show of support following Russia’s invasion, in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada tells UN Russia lied to world before Ukraine invasion

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly called on Moscow to respect the rights of protesting Russians

The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is lit up with the colours of Ukraine’s national flag in a show of support following Russia’s invasion, in Ottawa, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A Russian hat burns on the sidewalk in front of the Vernon Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where a protest was staged in support of Ukraine, which is fighting a full-scale Russian invasion. The protest took place Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘A senseless war’: protesters in Vernon show support for Ukraine amid Russian invasion

Close to 200 protesters attended the demonstration Saturday

A Russian hat burns on the sidewalk in front of the Vernon Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where a protest was staged in support of Ukraine, which is fighting a full-scale Russian invasion. The protest took place Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
A woman stands in a currency exchange office in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Russians flocked to banks and ATMs on Thursday and Friday shortly after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine and the West announced crippling sanctions. According to Russia’s Central Bank, on Thursday alone Russians have withdrawn 111 billion rubles (about $1.3 billion) in cash. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Canada, U.S., E.U. cut some Russian banks from SWIFT, target central bank

The move is aimed at Russian banks that have already been sanctioned

  • Feb 26, 2022
A woman stands in a currency exchange office in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Russians flocked to banks and ATMs on Thursday and Friday shortly after Russia launched an attack on Ukraine and the West announced crippling sanctions. According to Russia’s Central Bank, on Thursday alone Russians have withdrawn 111 billion rubles (about $1.3 billion) in cash. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Thousands gathered in downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Thousands march in downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine

The rally began at the Vancouver Art Gallery around 1 p.m. on Feb. 26

Thousands gathered in downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine. (Cole Schisler/Black Press Media)
Deborah Chapman and Dennis Zachernuk look over photos of Zachernuk’s Ukrainian relatives on Friday, Feb. 25. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm resident speaks of Ukrainian roots, history of Russian denial

Appreciation expressed for careful navigation of constraints by Canadian government

Deborah Chapman and Dennis Zachernuk look over photos of Zachernuk’s Ukrainian relatives on Friday, Feb. 25. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A huge electronic billboard shows a photo of Kamila Valieva with words “Kamila, we are with you” on the building of the Cosmos hotel in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Russian teenager Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)

IOC urges sports bodies to cancel events in Russia, Belarus

Volleyball, shooting and hockey all have world championships scheduled to be held in Russia

A huge electronic billboard shows a photo of Kamila Valieva with words “Kamila, we are with you” on the building of the Cosmos hotel in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. Russian teenager Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
J.J. Verigin Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)

‘People want peace’: Leader of Canada’s Doukhobors laments Russian invasion of Ukraine

J.J. Verigin Jr. says the Doukhobor community has family on both sides of the conflict’s borders

J.J. Verigin Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)
Screenshot of a video chat with Chad Martz of Chilliwack on Feb. 24, 2022. Martz lives with his wife Mary and daughter in western Ukraine where they work for Hungry for Life International. (Facetime/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack family living in western Ukraine helps those fleeing Russian invasion

‘It just feels like history is writing itself right in front of our eyes’ - Chad Martz

Screenshot of a video chat with Chad Martz of Chilliwack on Feb. 24, 2022. Martz lives with his wife Mary and daughter in western Ukraine where they work for Hungry for Life International. (Facetime/ Chilliwack Progress)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to questions during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb 24, 2022. NATO envoys met in emergency session Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a large-scale attack on Ukraine as the 30-nation military organization prepares to bolster its defenses in allies neighboring both countries. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

NATO leaders meet to reassure allies near Russia, Ukraine

Countries ranging from Estonia to Bulgaria triggered urgent consultations about their security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg listens to questions during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb 24, 2022. NATO envoys met in emergency session Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a large-scale attack on Ukraine as the 30-nation military organization prepares to bolster its defenses in allies neighboring both countries. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
This image taken from video shows NBC News correspondent Richard Engel reporting from the Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (NBC News via AP)

Sketchy details from Russia complicate invasion coverage

Sorting fact, disinformation after Russian attack on Ukraine

This image taken from video shows NBC News correspondent Richard Engel reporting from the Ukraine on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (NBC News via AP)
People stand under a giant Ukrainian flag during a vigil to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Russia ignores global condemnation, invades Ukraine in ‘brutal act of war’

Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashes largest ground war in Europe since World War II

People stand under a giant Ukrainian flag during a vigil to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Nataliia Kuksa, left, was born in Kyiv and was up through the night contacting everybody she knows back home. Members of Greater Victoria’s Ukrainian community at a solidarity gathering outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 24, less than a day after Russia’s military attacked Ukraine on multiple fronts. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Ukrainian community gathers for anti-war demonstration outside B.C. Legislature

Hurt, concern, anxiety felt among those with Ukraine ties as they showed solidarity at legislature

Nataliia Kuksa, left, was born in Kyiv and was up through the night contacting everybody she knows back home. Members of Greater Victoria’s Ukrainian community at a solidarity gathering outside the B.C. legislature on Feb. 24, less than a day after Russia’s military attacked Ukraine on multiple fronts. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A man fills up his truck with gas in Toronto, on Monday April 1, 2019. (Photo - Christopher Katsarov)

Canadians can expect higher gas prices from Ukraine war to kick in on Saturday

Experts say gas prices across the country should rise about five cents per litre this weekend

A man fills up his truck with gas in Toronto, on Monday April 1, 2019. (Photo - Christopher Katsarov)
Bob Rae, ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, speaks while holding a copy of the United Nations charter at the general assembly hall, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. Russian President Vladimir Putin has received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control. At an emergency meeting Monday night, the U.S. called Putin’s moves a pretext for a further invasion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Canada brings in stronger sanctions after Russia strikes Ukraine

Sanctions target Russian people and entities, including the country’s banks and elite citizens

Bob Rae, ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, speaks while holding a copy of the United Nations charter at the general assembly hall, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. Russian President Vladimir Putin has received no support from members of the U.N. Security Council for his actions to bring separatists in eastern Ukraine under Moscow’s control. At an emergency meeting Monday night, the U.S. called Putin’s moves a pretext for a further invasion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the line of separation between Ukraine-held territory and rebel-held territory near Svitlodarsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. U.S. President Joe Biden announced the U.S. was ordering heavy financial sanctions against Russia, declaring that Moscow had flagrantly violated international law in what he called the “beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.” (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukrainian leader: Russian forces trying to seize Chernobyl

‘This is a declaration of war against the whole of Europe’

A Ukrainian serviceman stands at his position at the line of separation between Ukraine-held territory and rebel-held territory near Svitlodarsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. U.S. President Joe Biden announced the U.S. was ordering heavy financial sanctions against Russia, declaring that Moscow had flagrantly violated international law in what he called the “beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.” (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)